Need Info on increasing computer performance

November 12, 2010 at 08:29:28
Specs: Windows 7, AMD Athlon II Dual-Core M300 2.00 GHz / 4.00GB RAM
Can anyone give me any info/tips/help on increasing the performance/speed of my computer when playing a game?

My system specs are:
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*OS: Windows 7 (64-bit)
*Processor: AMD Athlon II Dual-Core M300 2.00 GHz
*RAM: 4.00 GB
*Hard Drive Memory: 450GB (dont think that matters)

Under 'System Summary' it says that my RAM=4.00GB, Total Physical Memory=3.75GB, Available Psysical Memory=2.73GB, Total Virtual Memory=7.49GB, and Available Virtual Memory=6.12GB. Im not sure if this matters or has anything to with the problem but im posting it anyways lol.

I have already set it to 'Adjust for best performance', ran a disk defrag, stopped all running programs that i knew could be stopped (i left some alone not knowing what they were).

For some reason when i rum my game, the game is verrrrry slow (basically playing in slow motion) and i cant figure out a way to improve the speed. When i run task manager and click on the processes tab, there are 2 processes that are using up a lot of my CPU%; the 1st one is 'System Idle Process' and the 2nd is 'svchost.exe'.

So if anyone can help me out with this i would appreciate it. If anymore info is needed just let me know.

thanks,
John


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#1
November 12, 2010 at 08:50:51
"Hard Drive Memory: 450GB (dont think that matters)"

You didn't list two things that DO matter- the fact that you have a laptop plus the graphics chip used in that laptop. BTW, 450GB is the HDD's storage capacity, not memory.


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#2
November 12, 2010 at 09:03:33
"You didn't list two things that DO matter"

Well if you could read, you will notice that at the end of my post i wrote "If anymore info is needed just let me know." So, chill out.

Also, the last time i checked, storage and memory are both the same thing.

So, if you don't have anything helpful or nice to post then I don't need your help. I'm not a genius with computers which is why i made this post.


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#3
November 12, 2010 at 10:25:18
games these days dont require just HDD space or cpu or ram they require graphics power which is given through graphcis cards u did not list any graphics hardware u have if list the video specs if its a labtop or a desktop
than abt the cpu thing are they always like this i guess not so it only happens when u go to ur games so thats perfectly normal the cpu does some work when u play games but ur slow motion is like i said from ur lack of graphics power

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#4
November 12, 2010 at 12:28:42
"you will notice that at the end of my post i wrote "If anymore info is needed just let me know.""

I guess that was my way of asking. We need to know the make/model of your laptop & which graphics chip it has.

"the last time i checked, storage and memory are both the same thing"

Computer Memory Vs. Storage


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#5
November 13, 2010 at 07:04:05
John

That kind of attitude is not going to get you much help.
Storage and memory are NOT the same thing. Better check again.

If you had included the model of your laptop we could determine what integrated graphics are included and point your to sites showing what performance you could expect to get out of it.

As was stated above your problem is the graphics chip in your laptop.

High performance graphics require integrated memory (not slower shared memory) and power. Laptops are designed to run on battery power which necessitates comprises on the type of components included.

Another issue is that high performance graphics create heat, which requires fans to dissipate that heat, which uses more battery power.

So, if you want a gaming computer either buy a gaming laptop or better yet, a desktop that you can be fitted with a dedicated graphics card.


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#6
November 13, 2010 at 11:14:06
In perspective, in the UK you have to spend £1,000.00 to buy a decent gaming laptop.

You can not increase the performance very much as a laptop generally is not designed for high performance...

If you have crappy Intel Integrated Graphics that would cause issues as they qre nowhere near gaming standards......

Make / Model of Laptop ?


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#7
November 13, 2010 at 15:27:14
readyboost.

Why did it take me over a year to phone in a problem to ATT?


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#8
November 14, 2010 at 00:35:26
you could try setting your system to minimum graphics, in control panel/system/advanced, cut out aero when gaming and all the other eye candy options that may increase your frame rate somewhat, also play in a window not full screen, that will ease the power needed to run your games...most laptops are not made for gaming, as above laptop graphics chips are not high quality, to save money and save power..

i hate computers!
but cant help myself....


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